Thursday, June 11, 2009
As some of you may know, we have had a broody hen setting on some eggs. Last time this happened none of the eggs hatched. So, you can imagine my surprise when I went out there last night and heard chirping. I thought I was hearing things! But, we looked and there are 4 chicks! She has 2 more eggs, but I don't think they'll hatch. We also have another hen setting on 11 eggs. She just started, so it will be awhile before we know if they are gonna hatch.
Last night we had to finish putting a roof on a pen so we could separate her and the biddies from the rest of the chickens. This morning we finally cleaned out the chicken coop that should have been cleaned a couple months ago. I thought I'd wait until it was about 95 outside before I did it. I am THAT smart!
Anyway, aren't they just the cutest little fuzzy butts you've ever seen? We have 3 different breeds of roosters and about 6 different breeds of hens. So, who knows what these chicks will look like later on. But, for now, we have 2 yellow chicks, 1 dark yellow chick with a stripe, and a dark brown chick with a stripe. I do know the dark brown one came from the blue egg the hen was setting on. So, it's an Easter Egger mix.